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Finding solutions to workplace violence

By Michael Rosenberg and Jana Bartley ‘Ann’ is an emergency room nurse at a busy downtown hospital.  She is approximately 5 feet 1 inch tall...

Workplace violence: What we’ve learned

 By Henrietta Van hulle An emergency room nurse is attacked by a patient. She is punched, kicked and threatened. On top of her physical ailments,...

Supporting employee mental health at Ornge

Working Mind First Responders program geared to helping the helpers By Courtney Kraik Paramedics, firefighters and police officers are often the first on scene in the...

How safe is our care?

By Anne MacLaurin, Virginia Flintoft, Wayne Miller and Alex Titeu All healthcare leaders, providers, patients, and the public should wrestle with a fundamental question:  How...

#ConquerSilence to improve medication safety

By Virginia Flintoft #ConquerSilence is a campaign led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to catch mistakes before they happen. We want people in Canada...

World Patient Safety Day designated by the WHO

By Sandi Kossey Every second of every day, someone in the world suffers an avoidable harm – or has the risk of being harmed –...

New infusion clinic improves patient experience and work environment for staff

St. Joseph’s Infusion (IV) Clinic is a lifeline in the community for people with infusion needs. A commitment to improve the patient experience, meet...

Embracing a new, holistic wellness concept for healthcare workers

By Kim Slade We work, we care for and support our family, and we care for ourselves. We commit to juggling these roles in life,...

Addressing burnout

By Katherine Nazimek ­After years of studying in medical school, young doctors are thrown into the rigorous, real-world practice of medical residency. They hold on...

Advice for cold and flu season

By Guylène Thériault and Wendy Levinson Cold and flu season for many Canadians means getting ready to have their lives and routines thrown off...

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